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My cathedral in the sea : a history of the Conway / Harley Stanton.
Call No: A3/21/68
Author: Stanton, Harley, author. ;
Publisher: Lindisfarne : Forty South Publishing, Oct. 2019.
Subject: Conway (Ship : 1851-1875) History. ; Ocean travel - History - 19th century. ; Immigrants - Australia - History. ; Australia - ships & shipping ;
Material Type: Book
Pagination: xviii, 222 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 25 cm.
Notes: Colour illustrations on endpapers.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Public Note: Donated by Harley Stanton
Summary: Why leave good old England? Whither the journey: immigration issues -- Throw me your jacket: dissenting craftsman John Owens of Portland, Saint John -- It glanced upon a woman's head: New York, icebergs and new adventures -- Weather, cholera and survival: Greenock, 18 March 1854 - Melbourne, 17 June 1854 -- A speedy journey: Liverpool, 12 July 1855 - Hobart Town, 14 October 1855 (pages 71-90) -- Measles, patent ventilators and a wet welcome to Sydney: Liverpool, 21 September 1856 - Sydney, 30 December 1856 -- Second sortie to Port Phillip: Liverpool, 10 June 1858 - Melbourne, 15 September 1858 -- "One of my boys gave the French Captain rather a bull-dog shake...": abandoned at sea, 1860 -- Colony controversy: "Genteel poverty" - welcome or unwelcome: Southampton, 17 August 1862 - Moreton Bay, 27 November 1862 -- "Her timbers were decayed, her fastenings loose and she was in a thoroughly unseaworthy condition": 1863 - 1875.

"My Cathedral in the Sea traces the story of the Conway from its 1851 construction in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada to its final resting place in the Atlantic. Conway traversed the globe, making many trans-Atlantic crossings and five journeys to Australia; in 1860 the ship barely survived a storm close to Madeira. Extensive extracts from logs, passenger diaries and contemporary newspapers contribute to a vivid picture of life on a sailing ship in the mid-nineteenth century."--Back cover.
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